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Verb: truncate  ,trúng'keyt or 'trúng,keyt or trung'keyt
  1. Make shorter as if by cutting off
    "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"; "truncate a word";
    - cut short
  2. (geometry) replace a corner by a plane
  3. (mathematics) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
    "truncate a series"
Adjective: truncate  ,trúng'keyt or 'trúng,keyt or trung'keyt
  1. Terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off
    "a truncate leaf";
    - truncated

Derived forms: truncated, truncating, truncates

See also: short

Type of: approximate, estimate, exchange, gauge, guess, interchange, judge, replace, shorten, sub [informal], substitute

Encyclopedia: Truncate